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New manual pitman arm
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:36:10 AM »
Another new part, this is for the drag racers that want to convert their power steering car to manual, this new pitman arm works with the Firebird center link and has the correct spline for the manual steering box, it is not an exact copy of the original but serves the need.

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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 09:45:44 AM »
Pretty Neat.
I Love Drag Racing.

I have no desire to lose the power steering on my 70 TA.
I actually like the PS.
Much of My Racing is on the Streets.
The car actually needs to handle.
Any less than what a 2nd Gen Trans Am can do is a handfull.
They do get sideways at 100-160 mph without notice WOT Racing to win.
Its a Fine line balance with Drag Race Tech to get the power down clean and some Road Race.

True Road Chassis and tires dont work either.

The Trans Am has a huge edge with a Solid Axle.

A Corvette C4 and C7 is real easy to recover.
I have spun my 87 out at 150 mph.
Went round and round at speed.
Punched it and power steered it back staight.

Once in the TA at 140 mph.
Had it going 180 backwards at speed.
Punched it and pulled her back straight.


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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 10:13:07 AM »
huh... if you can go that fast you will have drag skinnies up front so there is not much resistance to warrant power steering.
You also should have a LOT of pos. caster so that it goes straight on it's own, one of the biggest culprit of loosing control of a drag car is lack of front sway bar and 90/10 front shocks
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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:33:11 AM »
Nice package right here.  I love the look of manual steering in the engine bay.
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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 06:36:14 AM »
huh... if you can go that fast you will have drag skinnies up front so there is not much resistance to warrant power steering.
You also should have a LOT of pos. caster so that it goes straight on it's own, one of the biggest culprit of loosing control of a drag car is lack of front sway bar and 90/10 front shocks

I use the stock sway bar still.
I don't use 90/10 shocks on the street.

I have hit 60 foot times of 1.4-1.5 seconds In my TA on street radial tires at the track.
Byron, IL.
1.7 seconds not even trying hard just stomping on the gas letting the clutch go at 1200 rpms.

Front sway bar hooked up.
I used AC Delco gas charged shocks on all 4 corners.




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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 06:41:14 AM »
Have you ever had a chance to sit down in a Full 25.3-25.5 Chassis drag car built for True ultra fast drag racing ?
6-8 seconds ?
When they have a Stilleto brand Rack & Pinion oh my God they steer so nice.
Its a full manual Rack & Pinion.
Like a Trans Am.
Or a Corvette feel.
Very Nice.

They come Road racing like some series of NASCAR I recall.

First time I heard of Stilleto was on the 1969 Big Red Camaro that went 222-224 mph in 1989 at the Silver Classic road race that is 90 miles long. WOT No speed limit in the Unlimited Class.

Big Red Used a Stilleto Rack & Pinion.

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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 07:48:37 AM »
You have some crazy stories 70RAIV455.

79T/AMan, what manual steering box is used on our cars?  I looked up manual boxes and see there is one with a long input shaft and another with a short input.
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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 09:42:24 AM »
Have you ever had a chance to sit down in a Full 25.3-25.5 Chassis drag car built for True ultra fast drag racing ?
6-8 seconds ?
When they have a Stilleto brand Rack & Pinion oh my God they steer so nice.
Its a full manual Rack & Pinion.
Like a Trans Am.
Or a Corvette feel.
Very Nice.

They come Road racing like some series of NASCAR I recall.

First time I heard of Stilleto was on the 1969 Big Red Camaro that went 222-224 mph in 1989 at the Silver Classic road race that is 90 miles long. WOT No speed limit in the Unlimited Class.

Big Red Used a Stilleto Rack & Pinion.

Ok please stop yourself I've been in this business for over 30 years I can spot the BS from a mile away and EVERYONE of your posts are filled with it.

this topic is not about R&P it's about a needed part that is made available.
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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 01:54:12 PM »
Have you ever had a chance to sit down in a Full 25.3-25.5 Chassis drag car built for True ultra fast drag racing ?
6-8 seconds ?
When they have a Stilleto brand Rack & Pinion oh my God they steer so nice.
Its a full manual Rack & Pinion.
Like a Trans Am.
Or a Corvette feel.
Very Nice.

They come Road racing like some series of NASCAR I recall.

First time I heard of Stilleto was on the 1969 Big Red Camaro that went 222-224 mph in 1989 at the Silver Classic road race that is 90 miles long. WOT No speed limit in the Unlimited Class.

Big Red Used a Stilleto Rack & Pinion.

Ok please stop yourself I've been in this business for over 30 years I can spot the BS from a mile away and EVERYONE of your posts are filled with it.

this topic is not about R&P it's about a needed part that is made available.
Apparently you spend near 100% of your time Road Race.
Tonight I will give a few links.
Pictures from my own website .

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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 01:56:41 PM »
If you can not steer recover a Drag Car when SHTF Your dead also.
Just like road race.

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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 05:29:27 PM »
If you can not steer recover a Drag Car when SHTF Your dead also.
Just like road race.

Would you like to buy a pitman arm?
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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 09:20:26 PM »
If you can not steer recover a Drag Car when SHTF Your dead also.
Just like road race.

Would you like to buy a pitman arm?
No. Not today.
My Original 1970 -1/2 TA Power Steering Pitnam is fine yet.

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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 09:24:09 PM »
http://www.maniacmechanic.com/

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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 11:29:43 PM »
If you can not steer recover a Drag Car when SHTF Your dead also.
Just like road race.

Would you like to buy a pitman arm?
No. Not today.
My Original 1970 -1/2 TA Power Steering Pitnam is fine yet.

Do you go on sale posts just to tell stories about yourself?

You posted on my sale thread saying how you'd interested in my PTFB frame but it wouldn't bolt up to your car.  After I explained to you that all you need to do is drill two holes for the rear body mount, you then went into saying how valuable you '70 is and don't want to mess with it.  Now in this thread, your once again valuable '70 is street racing, getting spun around at 140mph and drag racing on AC Delco shocks. 

Also, you must be revving that '70 engine and trans to the moon if you're claiming to be hitting those speeds and spinning out.  For reference, here is your available 1970 gearing.  Let's play safe with a 27" tall tire.

27" tire with 3.33 gear (lowest '70 4spd gear available) at 5,000RPM calculates to 121mph...6000RPM is 145mph.
Same tire but with 3.55 gear....5,000RPM is 113mph....6,000RPM is 136mph
Same tire but with 3.73...5,000RPM is 108mph...6,000RPM is 129mph
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Re: New manual pitman arm
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 11:42:47 AM »
I suggest a "My life story by 70RAIV455" thread. Sorry Dave, I couldn't resist, didn't think I could mess this thread up any more than it is.

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 11:42:47 AM »